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20 new records set on Sports Day

The day before the end of term and spirits were high for a happy atmosphere on our annual Sports Day, which took place at Woodside Athletics Stadium again, helped by the rain staying away! The House based competition included major individual prizes, including medals for the winners of every event, the Hugh Kelly Memorial Cup, and a Victor or Victrix Ludorum for the outstanding athlete of the day in each age group. These combined with team prizes and of course the coveted House winners made for a special event.

Milly Gall, a very impressive athlete dominated the Martineau’s girls’ events, winning the 300m, High Jump and Long Jump events - breaking sports day records in all three events. Furthermore, Milly anchored the Pollard team to a relay victory. For her efforts Milly picked up the Victrix Ludorum for the second consecutive year for her performance. Another notable performance came from Zia Brown who broke her own Javelin record.

In the Martineau’s boys’ event Dillion Chana from Beck picked up the Victor Ludorum for his wins in the 800m and Discus as well as being part of the Beck relay victory. William Kerley broke the Javelin record for this age group.

The Junior girls’ event saw Mead win the overall event by just one single point. Debbie Okeowo picked up the Victrix Ludorum for her two wins and sports day records in the Triple Jump and 300m. Other notable winning performances came from Milly Rees (1500m), Sasha Macdonald (800m), Holly Labbett (Hurdles) and Rachel Crawlet (Javelin) who all broke sports day records.

The junior boys’ event also saw some outstanding individual displays; two sports day records were broken by Tomilade Fajana (Long Jump) and Rory McGeary (800m). Tomilade went on to win the 300m, High Jump and Long Jump to pick up the Victor Ludorum. Another notable performance was from Theo Vickeridge (100m and 200m winner).

In the middle boys’ Toni Ademuwagun picked up the Victor Ludorum for his wins in the Triple Jump, High Jump and 200m. Toni also broke sports day records in the High and Triple Jumps to go on to also win the coveted Hugh Kelly Memorial Cup. Toni helped Beevor’s House to a second place finish behind Kennedy’s who secured wins from Tom Wright (Hurdles and Long Jump) and Greg Ellingham (Shot) as well as the relay.

The senior girl’s event saw another win for Mead. Mead Also won the relay in a new record time. Fiona McQuire gained the Victrix Ludorum for her two wins in the Discus and High jump where she broke the sports day record. There was also another record broken at this age group by Milly Brown in the Hurdles.

The senior boys’ event saw Kennedy’s claim a clean sweep including the relays. Kennedy’s won the relay with Tobias Berberich anchoring them home for his third gold medal of the day to pick up the Victor Ludorum. Tobias also won the 100m and 200m races. Another notable was Timi Adeyanju who broke the Hurdles record to become the first person to hold sports day records at all age groups in one event. A remarkable feat.

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